The Medieval Legends Series debuted in 2021 with a depiction of Robin Hood, the infamous bandit from English folklore. Across the English Channel on mainland Europe, the people of Hamelin, Germany, had their own popular folklore running through society that had a darker side to it than Robin Hood in England. The Pied Piper was a rat-catcher who exacted horrible revenge on those who did not pay for his services.
The Pied Piper is featured in the obverse design of Medieval Legends Pied Piper Copper Rounds. Also known as the Pan Piper or the Rat Catcher of Hamelin, the Pied Piper uses his magical pipe to lure rats of out towns to keep villages in the Middle Ages safe from the ravages of diseases carried by rats. However, when towns and villages fail to pay him, the Pied Piper will use that magical pipe against the town. As seen in this design, the Pied Piper is luring the children out of town to punish the adults.